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Going Down With the Xcel Ship

Going Down With the Xcel Ship

As the Boulder City Council considers the merits of municipalization and Boulder’s carbon reduction goals, it is essential to recognize that there are opportunities and risks with EITHER path going forward—establishing a muni or establishing a [...]

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 18, 2016, Boulder artist, mini-farmer and environmental activist Elizabeth Black informed the audience that agricultural land in the United States has the capacity to sequester 11 percent of American [...]

A Transportation Vision For Boulder—Urban Design, Part 1

A Transportation Vision For Boulder—Urban Design, Part 1

Editor’s note: Throughout the summer and fall we will run a serialized version of PLAN-Boulder County’s A Transportation Vision for Boulder. This is part 1 of section 2. To read the entire paper, start with the Introduction. Sizing [...]

A Transportation Vision For Boulder—Economics of Transportation, Part 3

A Transportation Vision For Boulder—Economics of Transportation, Part 3

Editor’s note: Throughout the summer we will run a serialized version of PLAN-Boulder County’s A Transportation Vision for Boulder. This is part 3 of section 1. To read the entire paper, start with the Introduction. Congestion, [...]

InsideClimate News | U.S. Carbon Emissions From Fossil Fuels Rose in 2013 as Coal Use Ticked Up

InsideClimate News | U.S. Carbon Emissions From Fossil Fuels Rose in 2013 as Coal Use Ticked Up

West Virginia coal plant/Credit: John E. Amos When all the data is in, it looks like carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels will have gone up 2 percent in 2013 from the previous year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said on [...]

Can Boulder Reduce Its GHG Emissions by 80%?

Can Boulder Reduce Its GHG Emissions by 80%?

Front Range fire activity, 2000-2003 (Images courtesy COB) On Friday, October 4, 2013, at a PLAN-Boulder County forum moderated by PBC board member Bruce Goldstein, Brett KenCairn, Boulder’s new senior environmental planner, gave a presentation [...]

Brother, Can You Spare Some (Climate) Change? Carbon Emission Reduction Targets for Boulder

Brother, Can You Spare Some (Climate) Change? Carbon Emission Reduction Targets for Boulder

Lake Mead (by dameetch, flickr commons) 2°C! Two degrees centigrade (3.6°F) is the aspirational limit set in 2009 by the “Group of Eight” (G8) nations for global temperature rise as a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions. What does the G8 [...]

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

photo and graphic courtesy Mike Chiropolos At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of November 19, a panel discussion of hydraulic fracturing of oil shale to produce natural gas (and sometimes oil), commonly known as “fracking,” [...]

How Effective Has the Climate Action Tax Been?

How Effective Has the Climate Action Tax Been?

graph courtesy City of Boulder At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, October 19, Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Boulder, asserted that the Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax has allowed Boulder to avoid [...]

DIY Solar Projects

DIY Solar Projects

Deborah's solar oven, made of cardboard, aluminum foil, and plexiglass reaches 350 degrees. The Newlands/Greenlands Low Carbon Group is focusing more on doing and less on discussing how to lower our carbon footprint.  We made a list of things [...]

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